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Marshall Jazz Ensemble to perform in Parkersburg

HUNTINGTON — A concert tour by the Marshall University Jazz Ensemble I with “America’s Got Talent” Season 6 winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. of West Virginia will open with a show in Parkersburg. Under the direction of Jeff Wolfe, the ensemble and Murphy will tour West Virginia April ...

Parkersburg comedy event a homecoming for Ellison

PARKERSBURG — A comedy show slated for Saturday aims to provide laughs and a funding boost for the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival. Lubeck native Dan Ellison, veteran comic Jeff Blanchard and sound-effects specialist Joe Saba will be featured at “Comedy Night” at the Dils Center on ...

Grand Central Mall to host Pinewood Derby on Saturday

VIENNA — A pair of racing-related events at the Grand Central Mall on Saturday will offer something for all ages. The annual Pinewood Derby race day will bring over 300 local Cub Scouts together for the Kootaga District Pinewood Derby. The mall is also hosting a race car display through ...

New Era Kite Festival ready to soar this weekend

MINERAL WELLS — The 10th annual New Era Kite Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on W.Va. 14 in Mineral Wells. The festival will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Free kites will be given to the first 50 kids on Saturday only. There will also be bouncy ...

Smoot Theatre set to present Spring Sing

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will present its annual Smoot Spring Sing on Saturday at the historic theatre in downtown Parkersburg. A day of activities for invited child singers will culminate at 4 p.m. with a free public concert on the Smoot stage at 213 Fifth St. The event is sponsored ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company to perform ‘Little Women’

MARIETTA —The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company will present a new original ballet “Little Women” on March 29 at Marietta High School Auditorium. The performance will be presented at 7 p.m. Reserved seat tickets for the ballet are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 18 and senior ...

Barlow Library to hold music program

BARLOW — The Friends of the Barlow Library are sponsoring music, fun and fellowship at the Barlow branch of the Washington County Public Library. Every fourth Thursday of the month through August, people will be able to hear local musicians performing at the library. Anna Henry, branch ...

Vietnam Veterans Day to be held March 29

PARKERSBURG —Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day will be celebrated 11 a.m. March 29 at the Pavilion at City Park. The event is free and open to everyone, said Jerry Smith, an organizer and veterans volunteer for Housecalls Hospice, the sponsor of the event. The 249th Army Band will perform ...

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Fish fries PARKERSBURG — Area organizations will be holding Lenten fish fries over the next few weeks. * Parkersburg Knights of Columbus will be 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. The menu will include baked or fried Fish, steamed or fried shrimp or sides. The event ...

Music in the Park series summer program selected

MARIETTA — The Marietta Welfare League has announced the 2019 Music in the Park series schedule. Concerts are 7-8 p.m. at Muskingum Park in Marietta. * June 6: Veritas Singers (women’s a cappella) * June 13: Marietta Children’s Choir (variety) * June 20 : The Tunesmiths (classic ...

Downtown PKB announces 2019 Point Park Concerts lineup

PARKERSBURG — Organizers announced the lineup for the 2019 Point Park Concerts on the River summer music series Wednesday. Wendy Shriver, executive director of Downtown PKB, said this summer’s entertainment will spotlight tribute-band type concerts. The lineup includes: * “1988,” a ...

Parkersburg Art Center to host Art-O-Rama on Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center will be celebrating children and the arts on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the annual Art-O-Rama, a free community arts day. “We invite other non-profit arts agencies to join us. We want to highlight all of the creative opportunities available ...

Tartan Day Tea set for April 6 at Unicorn Wine Guild

BELPRE — The Tartan Day Tea will be held 2 p.m. April 6 at the Unicorn Wine Guild and Tea Room at 1816 Washington Blvd. Proceeds from the tea fund the Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 at the Parkersburg City Park Pavilion. Tickets are $25 and reservations can ...

River City Blues Festival to rock Marietta Friday, Saturday

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society has focused all its efforts this year on Friday and Saturday. “We got rid of our February show to really focus on March and afford bigger acts,” explained Helen Holt, one of the members of the society. And so for the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to present ‘Precious Heart’

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present “Precious Heart” for two weekends in March, beginning Friday at the Players Theatre at Third and Putnam streets. The shows will be 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, March 22 and 23 and 3 p.m. Sunday and March 24. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Fest at 6 p.m. today at 1010 Market St. The menu includes corn beef and cabbage, along with red potatoes, carrots and shepherd’s pie. The event is open to the public. Take-out is available by ...

Mark Stuart bringing Nashville sound to Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Mark Stuart is returning Thursday, March 14, to help kick off the 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Americana Music Series in Parkersburg. "Mark has been a longtime supporter of our music series in Parkersburg," said Children's Home Society of West Virginia CEO Steve Tuck. "I met Mark ...

Parkersburg, Marietta theaters ready shows

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg and Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta will offer three shows, including one Irish themed concert. In Marietta, Peoples Bank Theatre will present local musicians Jess Baldwin, RJ Cowdery and Leigh Stubbe performing at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets ...

RUNA to bring Irish music to Marietta

MARIETTA — Celtic roots band RUNA will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the release of its new album at 8 p.m. March 16 at Peoples Bank Theatre. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a band, the multi-award winning group is releasing its sixth album, “TEN: The Errant Night,” on March ...

Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History to host Heritage Quilt Show

PARKERSBURG — The 15th annual Heritage Quilt Show will be held March 9-17 at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in downtown Parkersburg. The exhibit opens Saturday with an opening reception 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission will be regular museum admission. Along with standard ...